Hello, I have a part with a complex surface and want to extrude cut everything (the end result would be a single flat face which is fine). I have tried selecting every face and extrude cutting. I can select most of the faces, but they won't all cut. I say most because there is a threaded hole I haven't been able to get every face.
I would prefer if I could just draw a sketch encompassing all of the faces and extrude cut using the sketch. Is that possible?
I just created a plane at the point I wanted the part cut to, sketched a circle and it did extrude cut everything. Not sure why it thinks there's a difference.
Another problem, copied the part and recreated the offset plane, but now when I go to sketch on it it will only draw on the top plane, not the one I created. It won't sketch on any plane except the top. Did I somehow lock that plane?
Managed to get the lock to come up, did nothing different. This program seems to be very persnickety.
If you are ale to see the plane in the PathFinder, pick from there.
A snapshot image of the issue will certainly help if you can post it.
F3 is the key to toggle plane lock/unlock. When locked, you will see an icon on the right side of the graphics window indicating such. If you don't lock a plane, the software infers where you want to draw by what plane you hovered over last, where your cursor is, etc..